As September is approaching quickly and Covid-19 is still hanging around, this coming 2020/21 season will be somewhat different from usual. The Museum of Natural History informed us that they will not open for events at least until December. We already know that a second wave might be coming in or after November, so the rest of the season will not be easier either.
Your Executive team has been discussing the options and it seems that we’ll be using WebEx or similar solution for our meetings. You have probably attended several photography related webinars during the lockdown, our meetings will be similar to those.
Competitions are integral part of our program and this year the judging will go online. We have been looking around for judging software and ended up making one locally (thanks to Darryl) and this solution satisfies most of the requirements we have got used to over the years.
During the field trips we’ll need to follow the provincial guidelines and that can change during the season, depending on the actual Covid situation.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
The EoY Trophy Competition upload form is now active. It will close at 11:45 PM on May 15. There are two links on the members only page that relate to the EoY competition. The first is a web page PGNS EoY Annual Trophy Competition that describes each trophy and what competition category they represent. The second is PGNS EoY Annual Trophy Competition Form that is a printable PDF form that you can use to record what images you have submitted to this competition.
The Guild executive has been working on a way to have the sight and sound essays judged. There are a couple of ways that we have determined will work, but a lot depends on the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline remains the same – This Sunday, March 22. We will not accept essays submitted after that time.
Your essays MUST be in mp4 format. If you create your essay in PC only exe format you need to convert it to mp4 format. Once you are done use WeTransfer to upload your essay to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to Laszlo (email@example.com). You only have to upload your essay once – enter my email address in the Email to port, hit the return key, and then enter Laszlo’s address. Your essay will be sent to both of us at the same time.
Your essay mp4 file name must be in the form: “first name_last name-essay title.mp4“. As always, you can not use any special characters. Good luck!